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Men's Lacrosse Announces 2009 Schedule; Inside Lacrosse Ranks Retrievers No. 10 in Preseason Poll
Baltimore—UMBC Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Don Zimmerman has announced the Retrievers’ 2009 schedule, which consists of four teams that earned berths in the 2008 NCAA Championships and six of which are ranked in Inside Lacrosse’s 2009 preseason top 20 poll.
Inside Lacrosse tabbed UMBC at No. 10, its highest preseason ranking to date for the Retrievers. Coach Zimmerman’s team is set to face IL’s No. 3 Maryland, No. 5 Johns Hopkins, No. 12 America East rival
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"The 2009 schedule will certainly test the character and ability of this year's squad,” Zimmerman said. “Facing six teams ranked in the Top 20, in addition to our always competitive America East Conference schedule, this year's Retriever squad must be prepared to work hard every day in practice, giving a dedicated and consistent effort to be ready for our opening game versus Delaware in Newark on February 14th."
The 2009 squad is set to return 31 letterwinners and nine starters from a 2008 team which won a school Division I record 11 consecutive games (12-4 overall), captured the America East title and competed in its third consecutive NCAA Tournament.
Four Retrievers have been named to the 2009 Inside Lacrosse Preseason Division I All America team. Senior defender Bobby Atwell (
2009 UMBC Men’s Lacrosse Schedule
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Schedule Notes: UMBC is scheduled to host eight regular season games for the first time since 1997… The Retrievers will meet Colgate for only the second time and the first time since 1992, when UMBC Hall of Famer Jason Smith scored a school Division I record 10 goals in a 20-6 win… The Retrievers’ last meeting with Princeton occurred in